Saturday, 30 November 2019

Cullingworth & Hewenden Reservoir

Saturday 30th November a.m.
A cold morning with a hard frost and a temperature of -2° as I headed towards Hewenden Viaduct, with the bonus of no rain. Not much seen on the way but there were plenty Gulls on the dam wall, Cormorants were in the water with two Mute Swans and four Tufteds. A walk to the top of the reservoir produced Wigeon,Teal, Little Grebe, Coots, Moorhen, Grey Heron and Canadas. On the way back a flock of birds had Blue, Great and LT Tits with a Goldcrest along for the ride. It was good to see my first Fieldfare of the Autumn a total of eight later flew off, a flock of c50 Lapwings were flying over a distant field, others included Treecreeper, Jay, Greenfinch and Goldfinch.

Mute Swans








distant Greenfinch

Grey Heron


plenty Gulls

LT Tits and Fieldfare

Hewenden Reservoir 30/11/2019

Sunday, 24 November 2019

Lister Park

Sunday 24th November a.m.
Another dull foggy morning but at least it wasn't raining and feeling mild with a temperature of 8°C.
I started off at the lake in Lister Park which had two adult Mute Swans with two Juveniles along with 38 Tufteds, c50 Canadas and c50 BH Gulls. A walk around the Park added a couple of Jays and three LT Tits before heading back to the lake where a Goosander had appeared. The Goosander had found something when it dived and was surrounded by Gulls which it fought off with a Juvenile Herring Gull being seen off.There were several Herring Gulls now and three Common Gulls, there were also around 15 Redwings after berries in the trees on one of the islands.

LT Tit



Goosander, seeing off Juv Herring Gull 

BH Gulls

Common Gull

Herring Gull with Juv

Juv Mute Swans

female Tufted

Lister Park 24/11/2019

Saturday, 16 November 2019

Dowley Gap to Hirst Wood

Saturday 16th November a.m.
A cloudy morning but mild with a temperature of 8°C as I walked alongside the canal at Dowley Gap.There were twenty Pied Wagtails at the water works, on the river there was a Goosander and on my way back a Mistle Thrush posed for a few pictures.Others seen were Blue Tit,Great Tit, LT Tit, Cormorant, Robin, Jay and Nuthatch.
Mistle Thrush


Blue Tit


LT Tit

Pied Wagtail


Dowley Gap 16/11/2019

Sunday, 10 November 2019

Rodley NR

Sunday 10th November a.m.
 Following on from Yeadon Tarn I went to Rodley Nature Reserve where it started bright but soon clouded over with a temperature of 2°C.Over thirty Gadwalls here, the highlights were two Kingfishers, a GSW and a Goldeneye. Others seen included Cormorant, Pochard, Tufteds, Little Grebe, Wigeon, Jay, Mute Swan and Grey Heron.
Great Spotted Woodpecker



Gadwall & Goldeneye


BH Gull, Pochard & Goldeneye

Little Grebe


Rodley NR 10/11/2019